Alcohol Units Quiz

This is one unit of alcohol…

Half pint of ‘regular’ beer, lager or cider.

Half a small glass of wine.

1 single measure of spirits

1 small glass of sherry.

1 single measure of aperitifs.

…and each of these is more than one unit

Pint of ‘regular’ beer, lager or cider

Pint of ‘strong’ beer, lager or cider.

Alcopop or a 275ml bottle of regular lager

440ml can of ‘regular’ beer, lager or cider.

440ml can of ‘super strength’ beer, lager or cider.

250ml glass of wine. (12%)

75cl bottle of wine (12%)

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

Never

Monthly or less

2-4 times per month

2-3 times per week

4+ times per week

How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?

0-2

3-4

5-6

7-9

10+

How often have you had 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

Scoring: A total of 5+ indicates increasing or higher risk drinking. An overall total score of 5 or above is AUDIT-C positive.

 

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